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BOOTS No 7 LASH ADAPT MASCARA -APPLY THEN FLUTTER THOSE LASHES GIRLS!
Boots No7 Lash Adapt Mascara
Member Name: lak11
Boots No7 Lash Adapt Mascara
Date: 13/10/11, updated on 10/07/12 (161 review reads)
Advantages: Feels light, smooth, easy to remove etc.
Disadvantages: None for me.
As I was in a taxi on the way to Gatwick airport I began, as I always do at this time, to wonder what I had forgotten. There's usually something, however well organised I've tried to be. I make lists but then forget about them. I looked through my make-up bag which was pretty much empty. Owing to the restrictions on liquids, gels etc. most of my make-up had been packed in my suitcase but, looking through the few remaining items I realised that I hadn't packed, in hand luggage or my suitcase, the new mascara I had bought especially for my holiday. I told my husband, who made sympathetic noises, although I knew he wasn't one bit interested in my mascara or lack of it. I remarked that I would buy a new mascara in Boots the chemist at the airport, if we arrived in time because traffic was building up; the heavy rain hadn't helped with travel, and I also had a few other bits and pieces to purchase.
We arrived, quickly checked in and were pleased to realise that we had enough time to go around Boots and also to have a wander around the airport.
I usually find things are pretty chaotic in the airport branch of Boots. The queues are quite lengthy and with everyone rushing around it isn't easy to manoeuvre around the narrow aisles, making a simple shop take longer than it should.
My basket was still empty as I looked at the mascaras on offer. A sales assistant asked if I had tried this new mascara from No 7 called Lash Adapt. I responded that I hadn't and didn't want mascara that was 'over the top!' and had a false lash effect. I prefer something more subtle. The assistant told me that this mascara had a build-up effect and one coat would be very subtle, however, multiple coats could be applied for greater, more marked effect. She went on to say that she used it herself and could vouch for it being good. I asked the price and I seem to remember this was around fifteen pounds but I can't be absolutely sure as I see it is now priced at £12.50. I remarked that I didn't wish to pay this much and then the assistant, well versed in her sales pitch, and said that she would give me a five pound off voucher to use with my purchase. I thought this mascara would probably fulfil my criteria and so decided to purchase in black. I was impressed when told that if I had other purchases to make to go and do them and then return to her and she would take me to a till and I wouldn't have to queue.
I bought a few other toiletries and returned to this lady who quickly showed me to a till, which she opened. I had my boarding pass, Boots Advantage card, voucher for double points which had been stored in my purse, and of course my debit card. The £5 voucher was used, advantage points added and a further five pound off voucher was handed to me. Paying for my shopping only took a few minutes and it was nice not having to queue.
APPLYING AND WEARING
I'm not particularly loyal to any brand of mascara. I usually spend less than ten pounds but will buy more expensive mascara if on offer and it works out to around this price. I do often buy from the Boots No 7 range and am usually pleased with my purchases.
I should explain at this point that before going on holiday I usually dye my eyelashes. I don't think this makes a great difference but it means I don't feel I really need to use mascara during the day time and, as I know I'll be in and out of swimming pools (I don't like waterproof mascara)and the sea, then this seems to be the best thing for me to do . This means that during my two week holiday I only used the mascara of an evening. However, once home I continued to use the mascara both for evenings and sometimes in the daytime.
The mascara tube feels nice. It is chunky in design and easy to hold and unscrew. Once opened I thought the wand might not be as easy to use as it doesn't look particularly tapered, but I was proven wrong as it is very easy to apply, to both upper and lower lashes.
I think if eyelashes are dyed or you only want a subtle effect, then one coat alone can achieve this. I don't actually wear much make up on holiday as summers in the Mediterranean region are very hot and, I feel very light make up is preferable and much more comfortable. Most evenings I will only use a touch of mascara and a little lip gloss.
And so this mascara was ideal for my holiday use; one coat was all that was necessary to coat my eyelashes, leaving a darker, more made up effect which still wasn't too much. I felt comfortable with this make up on; it certainly felt light.
On my return home and now, a few weeks later, I am still using this mascara.
For the sake of this review I have today applied more coats than I normally would; I wouldn't, as a rule, use more than two coats of a good performing mascara. I have found that even with several coats this particular mascara doesn't feel at all heavy on the lashes.
Before writing this review I applied my normal one coat on the top and lower lashes of one eye. I felt this made a noticeable but subtle look which is all I usually require during daytime use. I added a further coat to both sets of lashes and this, I felt, was an ideal look for an evening out. I then added coats on my top lashes until I got to six layers. I felt that this would be too many for the lower lashes.
Looking at the effect I would say that the mascara is noticeable as my lashes are darker and appear longer, without looking too coated. I wouldn't wear as many coats as this but even so thought it wasn't too much for an evening out. But what I really liked about No 7 Lash Adapt Mascara was the fact that, even while wearing so many layers of mascara my eyelashes on my made up eye didn't feel any different to the not made-up eye. This mascara, even after multiple layers have been applied still feels light and very comfortable. Better than most, if not all mascaras I have used.
I didn't find it clumped at all when using four coats and even when using six I was able to apply it smoothly, although my eyelashes did start to bind together just a little. But compared to most mascaras that I have used (and I have used many!) I would say it is very good in its smooth clump free application. That's a great advantage. Who wants clumpy mascara?
Apparently (according to the manufacturers of this product) it contains:
" Jojoba Oil to condition and moisturise lashes to prevent them becoming brittle, lashes will be left soft, shiny and flexible even after eight layers."
*Above taken from www.Boots.com
One thing I especially appreciate about Lash Adapt mascara is the fact that I found it very easy to remove. I don't use waterproof mascara but find removal even of a non-waterproof mascara can vary greatly. When on holiday and retiring late at night, I prefer to use wet wipes to remove make up, including mascara. I found this mascara came off well with just one wet wipe used over the lashes several times. It also comes off easily if just using old-fashioned soap and water.
£12.50 from Boots either I store or online. And of course Advantage card points are available with this purchase.
It is available in shades of:
Yes this mascara is hypo-allergenic which a must with me is. I found no irritation at all with this mascara and have now been using it for long enough to thoroughly test on this front.
It's good to see that this mascara doesn't use excess packaging as the mascara comes without a box or excess plastic, merely a seal.
No 7 Lash Adapt can be used for six months once opened. I have been given a tip by an expert who tells me that if you still wish to use a mascara towards the end of this time when it may be becoming dry then, making sure the lid is secure, simply run under a warm running tap for a minute or two and this will enable more use of the mascara and more value, of course.
All things considered I would definitely say this mascara has much to recommend it. No 7 Lash Adapt is sold at a reasonable price, is easy and mess free to apply, clump free and weightless. I really couldn't notice I was wearing it and that's unusual for me with eye make-up. Added to these facts it is also easy to remove. All things considered, I will be purchasing this one again.
Summary: I would buy this again